Solidago simplex var. simplex

(Mt. Albert Goldenrod)

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Solidago simplex var. simplex, Lake Dillon, Summit Co. 5658

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Solidago simplex var. simplex, Lake Dillon, Summit Co. 5777

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Solidago simplex var. simplex, Lake Dillon, Summit Co. 5782

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Solidago simplex var. simplex, Frisco Peninsula, Summit Co. 4536

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Solidago simplex var. simplex, Frisco Peninsula, Summit Co. 4548

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Solidago simplex var. simplex, Frisco Peninsula, Summit Co. 4551

Scientific Name Solidago simplex var. simplex (Solidago simplex ssp. simplex var. simplex) USDA PLANTS Symbol SOSIS3
Common Name Mt. Albert Goldenrod, Sticky Goldenrod ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 566823
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (6000 to 13000 ft.); meadows, wooded areas, alpine slopes.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 24 inches tall depending on altitude/conditions; single or multiple stems, smooth near base.
Leaves: Basal and lower stem leaves 2 to 4 inches long, smooth surfaces, narrowly oblanceolate or spatulate, pointed or rounded tips, toothed edges, lower ones with winged petioles; upper stem leaves lanceolate to linear, shorter and have smoother edges, sessile, and may be sticky.
Inflorescence: Many (3 to 150) small composite flower heads in narrow, elongated panicles; each flower with 7 to 16 bright yellow rays and 6 to 31 central disk florets; resinous (sticky) phyllaries.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, American Southwest, and SEINet.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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